Gabriel Flaxman, MD

Family Medicine, KP Napa-Solano

“The best part of teaching is witnessing the longitudinal transformation of bright-eyed medical school graduates into full-fledged physicians,” says Dr. Flaxman. “I enjoy watching their growth and development.”

Gabriel Flaxman, MD, is one of those rare physicians who does it all. Not only does he practice full-spectrum family medicine, including operative obstetrics, but he’s also an outstanding teacher of medical students, residents, fellow faculty, and colleagues.

Dr. Flaxman joined TPMG as a family medicine physician in 2012, just after completing an obstetrics fellowship. In 6 short years, he has had a tremendous impact on:

  • Establishing the KP Napa-Solano Family Medicine Residency program
  • Developing a family medicine presence in women’s health in the Napa-Solano service area
  • Expanding women’s health into family medicine departments throughout KP Northern California

“He was instrumental in developing the obstetrics and women’s health curricula, which are now considered among the strongest elements of our residency program,” says Calvin Wheeler, MD, institutional director of undergraduate and graduate medical education for KP Northern California. “He sees adults and children, rotates in labor and delivery, and provides prenatal and postnatal care. It’s unusual for a family medicine physician, particularly in a metropolitan area, to have such a wide range of practice.”

“Dr. Flaxman is the kind of person who immediately makes you feel that he’s deeply interested in what you have to say—an enthusiasm I’ve never seen waver,” adds Christopher Walker, MD, physician-in-chief, KP Napa-Solano. “And he shares this exuberance with everyone, which makes him stand out, both as a physician and as a human being.”